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September 2017 Archives

Suing your car's manufacturer if you're injured in a crash

A defective product is anything that poses a danger of injury or death. Thousands of Americans are harmed using defective products each year. In some cases, an item isn't properly labeled with the necessary warnings to ensure that its user properly handles it. In other cases, the product functions differently from the way it was intended to, resulting in an individual being hurt.

How do you prove fault in a car accident lawsuit?

Almost every New York car accident injury claim boils down to one important factor: fault. Generally, fault in a car accident case refers to a party's failure to act in a way that a reasonable person would have given the circumstances -- especially in terms of preventing injury to others.

A moped operator is injured after being struck by a bus in Queens

The 31-year-old operator of a moped suffered critical injuries on Monday, Sept. 11 after allegedly being struck by a Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus. The crash happened at approximately 4:30 p.m., adjacent to Queens' Citi Field.

The importance of keeping your estate plan updated

While it's important for everyone to have an estate plan in place, regardless of his or her net worth, it's particularly prudent for those of means to have one. That's because the transfer of assets doesn't wait for anyone. It's required immediately upon an individual's death. An estate plan serves the role of designating to whom certain assets are distributed to once you pass away.

Ladder safety tips for construction work

After years of working in the construction industry throughout New York, you may feel like you can do your job blind folded. You have seen all manner of accidents and mishaps on the job site, and even managed to avoid some potentially dangerous situations yourself.

Car accidents pose serious risks to children of all ages

Did you know that for children over the age of 1, unintentional injuries (accidents) are the leading cause of death? Accidents claim three times as many lives in children and young teens compared to the second most common cause of death, cancer (until age 15, when it becomes suicide). Far too many young people's lives have ended early as the result of a potentially preventable accident.

An unlicensed SUV driver strikes 2 pedestrians in Queens

A motorist crashed into two pedestrians in the early afternoon hours on Monday, Aug. 28 as they moved about a sidewalk in Queens. The driver of an SUV reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he drove along College Point Boulevard before riding up on the curb of the roadway shortly before 1:30 p.m.